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Was a Richmond pub singer the source of 60s music hit 'Honey'?

Musician Bruce Baillie has unearthed a piece of musical history which puts Richmond at the centre of the success of hit song ‘Honey’ which sold more than 1m copies in the US. 109 more words

Richmond

Francis

We were very honored to sit down with Ms. Francis Oliver recently and were touched by her words about Sanford and the Goldsboro community. Her love of the city and the people shine through and were obvious as she took us on a quick tour of the The Goldsboro Welcome Center and Francis Oliver Culture Arts Exhibit and the Goldsboro Museum. 720 more words

Faces

Sherman’s March, March 17, 1865: "I moved towards Bentonville but six miles" - the other day lost at Averasborough

I closed yesterday mentioning that Major-General William T. Sherman in effect lost two days due to Lieutenant-General William Hardee’s delaying action at Averasborough.  The first of those days was/is apparent just looking at the progress of the Left Wing on the road to Averasborough on March 16, 1865.  1,273 more words

American Civil War

Orson | No Tomorrow

‘Just look at me, silly me,
I’m as happy as could be,
I got a girl who thinks I rock.
And tomorrow there’s no school,

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United States

Barnes and Musgrave Families of Wayne County, North Carolina

When I started researching my husband’s Barnes line, I knew they had Wayne County, North Carolina roots. My husband’s father and his Aunt Helen had told me that their father, Ernest Barnes, had been born in the Goldsboro area in 1885, and that the family had lived in Grantham Township. 504 more words

Barnes

Near Disaster

January 24, 1961: A B-52 Stratofortress crashes. The plane was based out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA. It was on a 24-hour… 616 more words

History

African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina

We just received  two copies  of  the book,  African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina by Sarah Bryan and Beverly Patterson.   It is an essential guide-book to one of America’s most important cradles of African-American music, and the city of Wilson has had a large role in its genesis. 599 more words